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Whether you’re revising for your 11 plus, mocks, GCSEs, CSEs or A levels, finding the time to study and revise can be a struggle and make you feel stressed. Here are some failsafe tips that will help you feel relaxed about your studies.

  • Believe in yourself. You’ve been working hard all year so stop being afraid – you can do this!
  • Manage your study time. Give a little more time to subjects you struggle with.
  • Taking time out from revising is almost as important as the time you put into studying. Keeping busy by doing things you like such as sport, crafts or spending time with the family will help lift your mood and leave you feeling refreshed when it’s time to start swotting again.
  • Designate an area for studying. Lying on your bed or on the sofa in front of the TV will not only damage your posture, but will hinder concentration too so find a comfy table and chair you can work on.
  • Diet is vital to any good revision program so eat well. Yes sugary treats will make you feel great and give you a quick high, but this quickly wears off leaving you feeling flat and lacking in energy. So if you can, snack on fruit, oat bars and nuts.
  • Worrying about achieving good grades or not letting your parents down can lead to sleepless nights for many teenagers, which can leave you feeling tired and low in energy. Set yourself a definite time to go to bed and stick to it no matter what. Resist swotting up immediately before bed and if you can, allow yourself at least an hour to wind down (that means no electrical gadgets like iPhones). Treating yourself to a warm bath or drinking a small glass of warm milk may also help.
  • Don’t rely on cheating to get you the marks you want. It will leave you feeling bad and in later life the information you should have learned could be important. So be honest with yourself and avoid breaking the rules.
  • It’s ok to fail. If you do not get the grades you had hoped for, it really isn’t the end of the world or a sign that you should give up. Lots of people fail from time to time and there is no shame in resitting exams if at first you don’t succeed… in fact it shows strength of character.

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CryBaby34

I find these vlogs very helpful.The are supportaive yet not critizizing.Keep up the good work Lil Lets

Little Miss Llama

I have my SATs coming up in the summer so this will be very handy! Ps: don't write in black ink! If you write in blue you will remember it more easily!🦄

pugs4life

I disagree; it is not an "ok" thing to fail and that is the problem. If you fail your final exams then that's it: you failed. It may not be the end of the world but it means that things are going to be a lot harder later on in life. There is no point in sugar-coating the truth.

meh

this was very helpful thankyou

lucky 12

i normally stress over tests and this advice will definitely help thanks :)

BOB

Thanks for this!! It really helps with revision for end of year exams. PS - I have the shoes that are my little avatar!! :-) (-:

Lovely life

I am in year 10 andI have my summer exams then my mocks- thanks this really helps

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